The Show That Reunited.

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Seeing my old classmates is among the lines of a family reunion

When you go through such an experience together, it molds us together

That year, we all went through something, and we all rose to the top.

A narrowed down version of my class, came together to create an opportunity

From start to finish, we made this happen, and it was beautiful.


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Not only did I get to see my work on the wall - I was given the opportunity to pick up, deliver, unpackage, hang, and take down my work.  It provided an intimate experience with my work, which I have never gotten to be able to do before.  This work is obviously personal, being a collection of self portraits about internal dialogue, but was additionally personal in this veiwing because I got to show my book as well during the opening.

One of my dear friends, artists, past classmates, and an inspiring person in my life, Bina Altera, had bought a copy of this book, and lent me her version to display during the opening. Want your own copy?  or to see a preview of it?  It's posted on blurb here!

Here are the other gems that I got the opportunity to show with:

  The Strangers      Masha Ermak

The Strangers  Masha Ermak

     Beauty Blueprints      Heather Meyers

 Beauty Blueprints  Heather Meyers

  Throughput      Elizabeth Harnarine

Throughput  Elizabeth Harnarine

  Thursday on the Island      Anna Colliton

Thursday on the Island  Anna Colliton

  Sub conscious way      Randhy Rodriguez

Sub conscious way  Randhy Rodriguez

  Disquieting Muses      Cana Atay

Disquieting Muses  Cana Atay

  Immemorial      Bina Altera   

Immemorial  Bina Altera 

  A Fisherman's Journey      Diana Kahrim

A Fisherman's Journey  Diana Kahrim

     Two Beautiful Daughters      Shelly Au

 Two Beautiful Daughters  Shelly Au

  Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City      Yannick Bindert

Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City  Yannick Bindert

  Underworld      Clay Patrick McBride

Underworld  Clay Patrick McBride

  Fruits of Nature      Dila Ata y

Fruits of Nature  Dila Atay

     Correlations       Lavonne Hall

 Correlations  Lavonne Hall

     Revelation Through Trees      Imara Moore

 Revelation Through Trees  Imara Moore

  Euphoria      Vicente Muñoz ,

Euphoria  Vicente Muñoz,

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who came to the opening.  It was a special night for me, seeing my old classmates, as well as teachers, friends, loves, and other artists.  Also, a special thank you to Bina Altera for working so hard on this and her commitment to this show - as well as Clay Patrick Mcbride for being her right hand man to make sure everything moved smoothly.  Lastly, thank you to Calumet Gallery for giving us an opportunity to throw our precious thesis projects up on the wall again.  Lastly, I would like to thank Michael Foley, from Foley Gallery, for coming back to our group to once again curate this work.

 The installation crew, after a hards day work: (bottom L-R) Dragon, Derek Crew, Clay Patrick Mcbride (middle L-R) Katrin Eismann, Randhy Rodriguez, Bina Altera (top) me: Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan

The installation crew, after a hards day work: (bottom L-R) Dragon, Derek Crew, Clay Patrick Mcbride (middle L-R) Katrin Eismann, Randhy Rodriguez, Bina Altera (top) me: Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan

With light and love

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